Conservation easements protect:
Helping ranchers and farmers keep their properties whole and their heritage preserved, providing food and protecting New Mexico’s open space for public benefit.
Helping ensure that our watersheds remain whole and healthy – filtering and replenishing – and that precious, life-giving rivers, streams and other water flows are protected.
Helping protect the natural resources that wildlife depend on: water, habitat, and open space for their migratory corridors and flyways. After all, wildlife and nature, in general, don’t recognize property lines!
Our Vision: One Million Acres Conserved!
Goal: 250,000 acres by 2020
244,837 acres conserved!
Land Conservation protects water, too!
Land conservation can play a critical role in ensuring that our watersheds remain whole and healthy. New Mexico Land Conservancy efforts have led to:
.. . . and an additional:
In 2018, we helped conserve an additional 37,680 acres of private land
in New Mexico and southeast Arizona — and in May 2019, we just completed an easement over an additional 30,653 acres in eastern New Mexico!